Monday, April 11, 2016

Debunking More Trump BS...

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NBC News - Donald Trump blasted the GOP's delegate rules Sunday, saying a "corrupt" system is denying him delegates in states he won. According to a new NBC analysis, however, Trump has benefited far more than Ted Cruz under the party's arcane rules for allocating delegates.

Trump now leads the Republican field with 756 delegates — or 45 percent of all delegates awarded to date. Yet he has won about 37 percent of all votes in the primaries, according to the NBC analysis, meaning Trump's delegate support is greater than his actual support from voters.

For each percentage point of total primary votes that Trump has won, he has been awarded 1.22 percent of the total delegates.

In other words, as a matter of Republican Party math, Trump has been awarded a delegate bonus of 22 percent above his raw support from voters.

By contrast, Cruz has been awarded about 1.14 percent of the delegates for each percentage point of votes he has won — a delegate bonus of 14 percent above his raw support.


Taken together, the data show Trump has been awarded 8 percent more delegates than Cruz for the same rate of voter support.

It is Trump, however, who is leading the charge against how delegates are awarded.

"We've got a corrupt system. It's not right," Trump said at a Sunday rally in Rochester, New York. "We're supposed to be a democracy."

So, Drumpf is complaining about a corrupt system that in reality benefits him? Is he arguing for a more equitable and fair system? One in which the playing field is level and there exists no plus or minus factor? Or, as we suspect, is Drumpf simply whining because the benefit to himself isn't larger?

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Via: Memeorandum


  1. Last weekend, I attended a Relay for Life event, a charity that raises public awareness and funds for cancer research. Attendance was about half of what it was in previous years. Roberta, my better half, has been an organizer for this event since the beginning of time. What accounts for the sudden decline in attendance?

    Perhaps public fatigue, an idle conjecture with no proof whatsoever. Or maybe a construct in my own mind. Yes, fatigue on account of all the election cycle bullshit. He said. She said. Every bit of minutia parsed on cable news minute by minute. I turn off TV to preserve my own sanity. I have neglected blogging and my circle of friends (sorry about that).

    National obsession? National narcissm? Whatever you call it, I can't stand it anymore, and I think other formerly public-spirited people have reached their saturation point too.

  2. What is at stake is our republic. Given the dishonesty, corruption, and growing strength of the oligarghy, or plutocracy if you prefer, we may never find our way back.

    The great middle class of America has shrunk and continues to shrink. I can't help but envision an Inverted Pyramids

  3. Trump's complaint is that "each delegate denied pushes him further away from winning the nomination on the first ballot, after which most delegates would be free to vote for someone else. And after the most recent rounds of voting, Mr. Cruz is poised to have many loyal supporters who would stand with him on a second ballot or beyond".

    So, what could (will?) happen is that Trump delegates will vote for Trump once, then switch to Cruz. I think Trump has a point.


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